Oppenheimer Holdings 8-K 2006
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Amendment No. 1
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported): July 31, 2006
Commission File Number 1-12043
OPPENHEIMER HOLDINGS INC.
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SECTION 1 REGISTRANTS BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS
Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
On October 23, 2006, pursuant to a Securities Purchase Agreement dated July 31, 2006 (the Repurchase Agreement) with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. (the Company) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, E.A. Viner International Co. (Viner), repurchased an aggregate principal amount of US$20,000,000 of the variable rate exchangeable debentures issued by Viner to CIBC in 2003 as part of the consideration for the acquisition of CIBCs U.S. private client and asset management divisions, at par plus accrued interest of US$257,778 and a fee of $116,667. The Company has now repurchased and retired all of the outstanding debentures issued in 2003.
The funds required to consummate the above transaction came from internally available funds and existing bank call loan facilities.
SECTION 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.